Survey Says: Parent Power (October 2016)

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Survey Says: Parent Power (October 2016)

Survey Says: Parent Power (October 2016)

Power to Decide has been assessing public sentiment on a number of topics for two decades. One of the most consistent findings over the years has been the power of parental influence. Specifically, in survey after survey, teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex. Our findings this year paint a similar picture: Parents matter. For the first time we have also asked centennials (age 12-19) and millennials (age 18-24) about who influences their decisions about sex. As the following make clear, parental influence wanes as young people grow older.

Suggested Citation(s)

Power to Decide (formerly The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy). (2016). Survey Says: Parent Power. Washington, DC: Author.

October 2016

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